Welcome to the Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts USGenWeb Project

Explore this site to find stories of Hanson’s past, traditions about its former residents, photographs of its historic buildings, digitized images or transcriptions of its oldest records, epitaphs from its gravestones, and so much more. Or connect with current researchers, historians, and residents who are interested in Hanson’s people and places. And be sure to come back now and again, as new content is added!

Hanson was incorporated in 1820 from the town of Pembroke (which was incorporated from the town of Duxbury in 1711). The town, located on the south shore of Massachusetts in Plymouth County, was previously the “West Parish” of Pembroke, and was named in honor of newspaper publisher and U.S. Senator Alexander Contee Hanson of Maryland.

Now entering its 10th year as a website, the Hanson, MA USGenWeb project has received a total makeover!